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10-25-2010 01:27 PM
RVM if you gotta damage a ligament in the knee the ACL is the one you want to damage. It gets more bloodflow and is "easy" to repair. The MCL and LCL are usually left to heal on their own because reconstructive surgery on those almost always proves fruitless and often detrimental.

I haven't heard of the artifical ligament you are referring to. How is it working out for you so far? Is the artifical ligament supposed to get you back to 100%? how did they attach it?



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I am 5 weeks out from an ACL reconstruction. I had the LARS ligament operation where they give you an artificial ligament and am doing physio to get my knee nice and fit for japan in feb
10-24-2010 01:19 AM
ETM I am 5 weeks out from an ACL reconstruction. I had the LARS ligament operation where they give you an artificial ligament and am doing physio to get my knee nice and fit for japan in feb
10-21-2010 03:56 PM
Mysticfalcon every day. They are the only shoes Ive worn other than bike shoes since May

I should get a cut from the number of people Ive convinced to buy a pair while selling them a new furnace.
10-21-2010 03:54 PM
baldylox
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I tore my patella tendon a couple years ago. It took a few months to get it back to about 85% but I could never get it all the way to where it stopped bothering me. On the advice of a friend I started wearing Vibram 5-fingers as my full time shoes. 3 weeks of those and my knee was back to 100%. Normal shoes make walking always an impact because of the heel strike. You can't heel strike wearing 5-fingers so your walking will change and make walking and running much less of an impact activity allowing things to finish healing faster.
You wear your five fingers at work?
10-21-2010 10:05 AM
Mysticfalcon I tore my patella tendon a couple years ago. It took a few months to get it back to about 85% but I could never get it all the way to where it stopped bothering me. On the advice of a friend I started wearing Vibram 5-fingers as my full time shoes. 3 weeks of those and my knee was back to 100%. Normal shoes make walking always an impact because of the heel strike. You can't heel strike wearing 5-fingers so your walking will change and make walking and running much less of an impact activity allowing things to finish healing faster.
10-21-2010 09:46 AM
Towkin Sprained left knee boarding. I had my angles too wide (was trying out 30, -30) and the weight of the board on my knee during the lift rides got me. I could barely put weight on it, and walking up and down steps for about a month was a task. But like others said, take baby steps to strenghen the knee. i work out a lot, and couldn't put much weight on it for that month. After that I started with low weights and SLOWLY increased it up over months. This was last season, now my knee feels 100%. Actually, I feel a lot stronger than before because I consciuosly took the time to build up my entire lower body. Oh yeah, I changed back to my old angles too, lol.
10-13-2010 11:43 AM
RVM I have sprained my right MCL twice while snowboarding. The injuries were almost precisely one year apart, at the same mountain, on the same run. It sucked, and both injuries ended my season. Fortunately, both times were in late March so I didn't lose that much riding time. Last year I didn't have any injuries.

It took about 4-6 months to recover from my sprains. I did a lot of stationary bike riding, squats (heavy and light), leg extensions, deadlifts etc. during my recovery. It feels solid now, though occassionally if I go on a long hike or do lots of climbing I still feel a weird sensation in my right MCL/knee area. It's not quite painful but it's not a good feeling. As far as snowboarding goes, I find that having had those right knee injuries has forced me to ride with better technique (both sprains were partially due to poor riding technique). I don't generally get any pain while riding.

DO NOT RUSH YOUR RECOVERY! You shouldn't have any problems getting back on the mountain if you take it slow and easy. The knee can take a long time to heal, especially the ligaments, because of the low amount of blood that gets delivered to that area of the body. Trying to push your knee hard before it is ready will most likely end with you hurting it again, with possibly worse results.

I can't even think about my knee injuries without getting at least a little bit queasy. I am a lot more careful now because I am not willing to senselessly risk an injury that prevents me from being active.
09-22-2010 09:20 PM
mdmike knee injuries are one of those injuries that are hard to heal. basically you really cant not use the knee like you can a broken hand or arm. i tore my cartilage(meniscus) almost in half in one knee and tore the other knee pretty good at the same time(used to play soccer and planted my feet to turn which didnt work out well) just like any other injury the best thing you can do is stay away from stressful activites to the injury and do your rehab until it is complete. i neglected to do those two things and now i have almost perminant pain in my knees that really doesnt go away. another thing listen to your doctors and dont do anything you dont feel comfortable with
09-01-2010 08:53 PM
Damo.de.B
Mcl

I have MCL damage and am supposed to be 'with pain' for 4-6 months.theres nothing really that can be done to heal it quicker. Apparently you wotn really damage teh ligament anymore moving and workign it, the area may just be weaker, as you may be favouring teh joint without even realising. This must have been the case as i came down after 1'ing a fence bonk and must have been twistign still when the weight came down on my bad knee...BOOOM havnt been able to walk the past three days.

pretty sure its my season ender. as soon as im home ill be having some physio and doing all i can to (atleast) mentally get my head back into shredding before the 10/11 canadian season
08-11-2010 08:01 AM
roben haq I get injections in my kneecaps.
Home | ORTHOVISC

i've had popping knees since i was 12 and was hit by a vw bug.

IM me for more info.
i have lot's of info.

my problem is my knees give out, snap, crackle pop, and it's the knee cap, the thin little cartalige is like shredded cheese under there.

Physical therapy works wonders, build your theigh and quad muscles, bike riding, avoid running and high impact sports.

Google knee injuries,
mine is called CMP controplaciaPatella.
not sure on the spelling.

best of luck, there are about 5 injections that are like w-d 40 under the knee cap. orthovisc works for me for almost 10 months. synvisc is another, and halgyn is the other i tried, last 4-6 months.

it's made from rooster comb protien and it works wonders to lube the knee cap.

see your doctor, and ask about orthovisc.
Avoid Cortozoine injections at all costs!!they tend to distroy tissue, bone, etc.
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